Othello (Second Edition) (Norton Critical Editions)
“I wanted an edition of Othello that had the necessary footnotes, background material, and a good selection of recent critical articles that would be accessible to students and would spark class discussions. This was it.”
·The First Folio text (1623).
· An introduction, explanatory footnotes, note on the text, and textual notes by Edward Pechter.
· Fifteen illustrations.
· Giraldi Cinthio’s sixteenth-century story in its entirety, which Shakespeare used for both the plot and many details of Othello.
· A generous selection of interpretive responses to Othello from its origins to the present day, including—new to the Second
Edition—those by Stanley Cavell and Lois Potter. Edward Pechter’s popular theatrical and critical overview of Othello has been significantly expanded.
· An updated Selected Bibliography.
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OTHELLO IN ITS OWN TIME